Find deeper peace in challenging times, discover meaning in uncertainty, and address anxiety by relying on kindness. Awaken bodhichitta in daily life and deepen your experience of emptiness by learning practical tools and meditations. Whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner, these Bodhisattva teachings will support your journey.
In these teachings we explore The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. Relating to traditional Buddhist practices and texts authentically can be challenging for us in the West. Although these texts are incredibly powerful, it difficult to move beyond intellectual understanding and perfunctory repetition, considering their cultural context. In this course, we will challenge ourselves to bring the wisdom of this text into our own lives and relationships.
The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, one of the most revered texts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, was written by the tenth century Tibetan master Tokme Zongpo. Its inspiring verses convey the entire Mahayana path of compassion. Additionally, it describes the practices and attitudes of the awakening rebel who wants to heal, grow up, and wake up for the benefit of all. We will work towards allowing this wisdom to touch our hearts and transform our lives.
Schedule: Sat, Aug 26 and Sun, Aug 27, at 10-11:30 am (PT)
Stephan Pende Wormland, MA in clinical psychology, is trained in Gestalt therapy. He also has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 30 years and spent 5 years in meditation retreats. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.
The recommended text for this course is Reflections on Silver River by Ken McLeod.
37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ken McLeod (Verses only)